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“gotta do it if you wanna hike La India Dormida”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of La Piedra Pintada

La Piedra Pintada
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Anton Valley and Nispero Zoo Day Trip from Panama City
Canada
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49 reviews
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“gotta do it if you wanna hike La India Dormida”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

Forget the guide, apparently the kids make up stuff and have painted/used chalk on the lines of the heiroglyphs anyways. Get someone to translate this: http://www.elvalle.com.pa/atracciones/la-piedra-pintada/

Visited February 2012
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Leuven, Belgium
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51 reviews
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“Stone age encounter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2012

If you are in El Valle, you certainly have to go visit the Piedra Pintada prehistorical site.
It is a short drive by car to the entry of the site.
The way up is well maintained and easy accessible. You follow a wild water river and after going over a small bridge you will see a rock with carvings on it. Some of them are painted. The carvings are very abstract for us, a bit of an explanation of what we see would have been great.
You can go further up, but the path becomes difficult to hike on.
We went up to a small waterfall. Now the path becomes very steep. Our young guide told us you can have a beautifull sight on la India Dormida further up, but since it started raining we decided to stop here and to go back to the car.
I heard the local community is taking care of the site: they do a fine job. So don't forget to use one of the young guides to show you the way. You can find the rock with your eyes closed, but simply take the guide and give him some balboa's. These people can use the extra dollar!

Visited July 2011
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Mississauga, Canada
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27 reviews
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“Not too much to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

It needs some signage and explanation but is a nice walk up to a small waterfall.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Jane M
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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“Primitive Stone Carvings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

If you're into this its very interesting and it is the beginning of the hike to the Sleeping Indian which is a very good hike.

Visited November 2011
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Thank Raquel251
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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
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“La Piedra Pintada”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

it is nice, but it won´t be bad if they put some signs exlaining background, age, history about this attraction

Visited November 2011
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